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Are you a community minded game developer who wants to grow New Zealand’s game development sector? Then consider standing for the 2021/2022 New Zealand Game Developers Association board! The NZGDA welcomes diverse candidates from across New Zealand, in any role in the industry or craft who are current members of the Association. Some of the […]

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Please join us for the 2021 Annual General Meeting! You can register for the meeting here. Meeting Agenda (subject to change): Financial Review Review progress on strategic goals Proposed updates to the NZGDA Constitution Updates to membership structure Results of the 2021/2022 NZGDA Executive Board Member Election Updates to the NZGDA Constitution:  The NZGDA Constitution […]

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Kiwi-published card game Regicide is currently the hottest tabletop game in the world. It sits atop “The Hotness” list at boardgamegeek.com; the IMdb of boardgames. Regicide beat out major license games Dune: Imperium and Marvel Champions to take the #1 spot on the 25th of August. So what makes Regicide so impressive? Despite the fact […]

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Kia Ora! This is just a quick post to say a big thank you again to everyone who helped make NZGDC21 what it was. Here are the links to the Highlight Video, The Conference Photos, and to our YouTube Channel where all of the 80+ videos of Talks/Panels have been uploaded and can be viewed. […]

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All of us at the NZGDA are looking forward to next week’s events. While we sadly will no longer be able to hang out with our friends across the ditch, they will be with us in spirit (and via zoom!) – all of our speakers from Australia will now be giving their talks/panels remotely. Luckily […]

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AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND , July 26, 2021 – Legend Story Studios is proud to announce Tales of Aria, the next booster set for Flesh and Blood trading card game. Following on from the success of the #1 bestselling Monarch booster set (TCGPlayer bestselling sealed products North America May 2021), Tales of Aria gives fans a […]

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – July 26, 2021 – Dinosaur Polo Club, Wellington-based makers of the critically-acclaimed video game Mini Metro, has released their second title Mini Motorways onto PC to huge success. Released on July 20th onto Steam, the largest PC gaming storefront in the world, Mini Motorways debuted at the incredible #1 spot in […]

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Kia Ora New Zealand Game Devs! A new issue of the NZGDA newsletter has been released and pushed to all of our subscribers. If you’re interested in seeing some of the latest news, jobs, events & more, you can find a link to it here: NZGDA June 2021 Newsletter To receive this news straight to […]

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Kia Ora New Zealand Game Devs! A new issue of the NZGDA newsletter has been released and pushed to all of our subscribers. If you’re interested in seeing some of the latest news, jobs, events & more, you can find a link to it here: NZGDA May 2021 Newsletter To receive this news straight to […]

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(Wellington, New Zealand – Thursday 25 March, 2021) – Rose & Locket, a colourful New Zealand-made indie game by two-person team Whistling Wizard, has won this year’s $25,000 Kiwi Game Starter, the NZ Game Developers Association’s startup competition. Battlecruisers by MechaWeka was the $10,000 runner-up. The winner was chosen from 26 total entries and 4 […]

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The winners of this year’s Kiwi Game Starter Competition will be announced this Thursday by Livestream!  Watch the Livestream on YouTube!  Please join us at 12:00PM Noon on Thursday March 25th Join us this Thursday to hear who will be this year’s winner of the 2020 Kiwi Game Starter Competition! Normally the winner would be […]

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Four finalist spots go to Battlecruisers, Ghostvale, Rose & Locket, and Seedlings (Wellington, New Zealand – Friday 5 March, 2021) – on Friday the judges of the Kiwi Game Starter, the NZ Game Developers Associations’ startup competition for talented game developers, announced the four finalists for 2020: Battlecruisers (Mecha Weka), Ghostvale (Wildflower), Rose & Locket […]

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